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Rough week. TGIG


Bit rough, eh? ;-)*

For sure, we all know about the AWU nonsense, so there’s no need to go on about that tonight. But I hope everyone’s aware of Gillard’s latest time warp to the Dark Ages proposal. (thanks, Bolta).

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon’s proposed changes massively expand the list of characteristics people can be offended by, expanding the jurisdiction into shops, workplaces and sporting clubs.

The regime will provide a new weapon in the war on free speech by even including “political opinion” as a ground on which people can be discriminated against.

This extraordinary change makes even innocuous political expressions subject to the law – a person need only be offended or insulted in order to make out a claim. Shop owners displaying signs in support of a political candidate may now be legally discriminating against employees who want the other guy to win…

Not only do the changes represent an extraordinary attack on freedom of speech, they also undermine fundamental legal principles derived from 800 years of common law. They would reverse the onus of proof, forcing employers to prove that they are innocent of discrimination.

Saw that yesterday. Make of that what you will.

Um, what else? Oh, the Israel/Palestine thing. Well, Israel says they’re happy, so let’s not worry about the 12 Hamas rockets fired into Israel since the ceasefire, nor their thanking of Iran… the guys who supplied those fancy rockets that could and did hit Tel Aviv.

Anyway, enough. Music.

Infected Mushroom. Arguably one of the best EDM acts on the planet, and perhaps the best out of Israel.

*what? TGIG? Thank God it’s good.

UPDATE

No, not the bloody pic, the bloody week. I had a good week. Sorry, I mixed metaphors with that Roxon/Gillard pic. Very messy. Sorry. Please try and enjoy the music and/or comment… I need another drink and a smoke.

Carry on.

Nah, you were too hard on Bernadi, Bolta


So Senator Cory Bernadi has been dumped for arguing that same sex marriage could lead to bestiality.

Bolta has endorsed this dumping.

But Bolta himself argued that same-sex marriage was wrong because it was the start of a slippery slope.

Well, you can’t have it both ways, Andrew.

Arguing that the so-called slippery slope could (would?) lead to polygamy – as an example – and then condemning Bernadi for taking that argument to another logical step makes no sense at all.

It sounds weak.

So the narrative goes: polygamy is bad a) if you’re a Righty, it’s because Muslims do it and b) if you’re a Lefty, it’s because Mormons used to do it before it was outlawed and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is Mormon and c) this is the result of ridiculous religious ideology, and atheism is the go… but we’ll just attack right wing Christians for now whilst we establish our power base.

Ho hum, a quick Google image search (sans filters) might tell you that all kinds of people love their pets a bit too much.

All in all, Bernadi makes a lot of sense with his usual writings, although not with that quip. Thus, all in all, this should be the time to give him a break, not break his neck at the gallows!

Oh, and never mind that same sex marriage is just that: same-sex marriage, give or take a hyphen.

Why we’re arguing about this crap in the first place is another question. :roll:

PS This kind of stuff bugs the thorax out of me. The Liberals did it with the anti-AGW bloke, Dennis Jensen, as well… to the point of dis-endorsing him.

Plant five billion bucks worth of trees if you like, Tony – after all, even loggers like trees – but don’t piss on me and tell me it’s raining claim that it’s a better solution to the non-solution to save the planet (which doesn’t need saving anyway).

That’s just “crap”..

Release the hounds


And in this case, the “hounds” are the files Gillard’s old Lefty law firm Slater&Gordon has, the information the police have, and the files Paul Howes’ “zero corruption” Australian Workers’ Union has.

Does a prestigious law firm really want to be embroiled in a cover-up?

Do the cops?

Aren’t they there to protect this nation?

I thought Howes was, in effect, attempting to open up a new era of positive unionism, evidenced by his friendship with pariah of the Left, Andrew Bolt.

Lisa Simpson told us all that the Chinese word for “crisis” is the same word for “opportunity”.

Notice how haggard workplace relations minister Bill Shorten looks these days.

Well, Bill, it’s hard to find any sympathy for you. You’ve been covering this shit up for years. You deserve to look haggard.

And thank your lucky Roxon I ain’t calling for a jail sentence.

And your mum-in-law….

If someone who doesn’t know about this saga is reading this for he first time, know this:

The Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, was implicit in the stealing of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the people she was supposed to protect.

AWU members, rather that having their rights protected, instead had their money stolen.

This money was stolen – and we’re talking hundreds of thousands if not millions of workers’ hard labour – by people who advocated the protection of workers.

Some protection.

The very people to be trusted had no other interest but their own. It’s the antithesis to the union movement – a movement that was created to protect the rights of the little guy and stop him being exploited, and yet this is what Gillard, federal court judge Murphey, and Wilson did:

THEY STOLE PEOPLE’S MONEY… and lot’s of it.

Well, they’ve thrown Wilson, the dodgy bastard, on to the scrapheap, but that shit is small fry.

Just take Gillard’s reaction when she received one soft Slater&Gordon question from a journalist who was leaving anyway.

The bloke’s gone, so who gives a shit?

But Julia Gillard’s face went palpable.

Why would that happen when she knew Mathrew Franklin’s – the bloke who asked the question but everyone knew he was quitting anyway – situation, and besides, she apparently has nothing to hide anyway?

Long story short, Julia Gillard is short-changing Australia. She is going to send billions upon billions of our hard-earned money overseas, she is an expert in robbing hard-earned money that people worked for, and the wicked witch still has the hide to try and make the average bloke or sheila feel guilty for it.

It’s high time the PM come clean


Because the longer she stalls in relation to her involvement in the ever-growing AWU/Slater&Gordon scandal, the grubbier and even more untrustworthy she looks to an electorate already betrayed by her introduction of the carbon tax she promised wouldn’t be imposed.

Her excuse of being “young and naive”, barely believable when first uttered, is now completely unreliable.

Come clean, Julia Gillard.

Via Andrew Bolt, we see more evidence today of a PM desperate to cover her tracks. Even though she was a Partner (didn’t know a big-shot law firm would have the “young and naive” as Partners), she left Slater&Gordon very abruptly after her professional, romantic, and indeed questionable relationship with corrupt AWU official Bruce Wilson – the bloke who syphoned off $400,000 of union members’ funds with Gillard’s help – came to light.

There’s a six month gap from when she left to when she started working for the Victorian ALP that has been airbrushed out of the parliamentary records.

Why would someone do that, especially someone “young and naive”?

It’s high time our PM begin treating the electorate with a bit more respect. It comes down to trust and credibility, and right now, it just feels like we have a lying thief running the show.

Also, via the link, finally the Canberra press pack is starting to ask the appropriate questions, however tentatively.

UPDATE

Larry Pickering has put up his fourth instalment of, “Is the Prime Minister a Crook?”

In it, we take a look at Bill Shorten as AWU National Secretary shutting down police investigations by not releasing files.

We look at Gillard’s co-Partner and co-conspirator, Bernard Murphy, now a Gillard-appointed Federal Court judge.

Bill Ludwig is apoplectic.

And Larry challenges current AWU National Secretary, Paul Howes, on his claims of “zero tolerance” towards union corruption.

Hand over the files. Your “zero tolerance” will assist in recovering your members’ stolen funds… but it will destroy your friends and devastate your union. Your call, Piggy.

More to come.

Another paywall, this time at the Herald Sun; get stuffed


The Australian newspaper went behind a partial paywall last October that has seen its traffic decline sharply. Now Melbourne’s Herald Sun is planning to do the same in March.

What? Profits aren’t enough?

News Corp posted a $US1.06 billion ($995 million) in quarterly profits this month. The result included costs of $US104 million in the first half of the year related to charges, lawyers and advisory fees stemming from the UK scandal, Reuters reported.

One billion a quarter translates to four billion a year.
And besides, I’m NOT going to pay for the Australian, and the Herald Sun, and the Daily Telegraph, and the Courier Mail, and the Adelaide Advertiser, and the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post, and the Times and… all separately.
That is simply ridiculous, as is the concept of reverting back to only reading one newspaper.
So Murdoch can get stuffed. I appreciate his newspapers, but essentially, they are entertainment.
Perhaps if ALL News Corp. productions went behind a SINGLE reasonably priced paywall, I’d consider it, depending  on what else I could find out there.
Another thing I don’t get is how a full page ad in the newspaper-proper can cost around 50 grand, but ads in online editions generate diddly squat since they are on a pay-per-click basis. After all, it’s not as if we “click” the ads in the old newspapers or “click” the similarly expensive ads on the TV.
Hmm, I wonder what will happen to Andrew Bolt’s blog over there. Three millions hits a month behind a paywall?
Ho hum.

On that soccer riot in Egypt


Andrew Bolt puts it into perspective.

 

Pot kettle black


Andrew Bolt nabs Communications minister Stephen Conroy over his latest hypocrisy: the Left’s foul cries for tougher media laws because, shock horror, a probable-righty wants to buy up a stake in a certain media organisation.

In fact, of all the proprietors I’ve mentioned, it’s [The Monthly and The Quarterly Essay owner] Schwartz who strikes me as the most interventionist of them all. He’s been editor-in-chief and on the editorial board of his magazine, yet that direct editorial influence by a rich Leftist media boss does not bother the Left that’s now enraged that the free-marketer Rinehart should be trying to have less than 15 per cent of Fairfax – a vastly smaller share that what Stokes has of Seven.

Read the lot.

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